Hellcats for everyone
Fiat Chrysler will debut the new "Hellcrate" engine at the SEMA 2017, which kicks off shortly in Las Vegas.
The base Hellcrate kit is priced at US$19,530 ($25,409), and includes engine wiring harnesses, the accelerator pedal, ground jumper, oxygen sensors, a fuel pump controller and charge air temperature sensors.
The powertrain control module is unlocked, tuned to deliver 527kW, and optimised for use with the Tremec Magnum six-speed manual transmission.
An optional US$2195 ($2885) Front End Accessory Drive kit includes alternator, power steering pump, pulleys, and other gear to ease installation of the supercharged V8 engine.
Type R is for racing
While Fiat Chrysler will supply you a Hellcat engine without asking whether you intend to use it for a resto-mod, custom conversion or running a leaf blower, Honda's new Civic Type R create engine is only available "to US grassroots and professional racers for verified, closed-course racing applications through the HPD Honda Racing Line program".
Like the powerplant in the road-going Civic Type R, the crate engine develops 228kW of power at 6500rpm, and 400Nm of torque between 2500 and 4500rpm.
The K20C1 motor is available for US$6519.87 ($8482.35) before shipping and taxes.